A CONVICTED rapist who won nearly £5 million on the lottery but continued to fraudulently claim benefits has been jailed for nine months.
THE son of actor Ronnie Barker was remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with making indecent images of children, following eight years on the run.
A LITTLE Chef worker stole £700,000 from his employers in order to pay off gambling debts.
THE mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon has pleaded with the Home Secretary to "show a little bit of compassion" after it emerged Theresa May is proposing to decide in mid- October whether to order his extradition to the US.
A MAN accused of killing a friend in a boating accident had been drinking lager before the fatal incident, a court heard.
TWO brothers are facing life sentences after admitting murdering a man and hiding his burning body on a riverside path.
TWO serving Strathclyde Police constables are to appear in court charged with dealing heroin while on duty.
A MAN has appeared in court in connection with claims he posed as a policeman to commit a string of offences.
POLICE have widened their search for a sex attacker who viciously assaulted a woman on her way home from a nightclub in Edinburgh.
A TEACHER who asked students to smear themselves with milk, eggs and ketchup has been banned from teaching in Scotland.
David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are to face charges over phone hacking.
The Home Secretary is proposing to decide in mid-October whether to order computer hacker Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US, the High Court was told today.
One of Scotland's top lawyers has been appointed as a High Court judge.
THE Scottish Government was told in August 2011 the new single police force would have to pay millions in VAT unless they amended the funding structure.
A RAPE victim told of her ordeal after studying for a course looking at sex abuse, a court heard.
THE body of a Scot found murdered in his seaside flat in Brighton may have lain undiscovered for up to two months, it has emerged.
A MAN who took part in an armed robbery at a post office to clear a drugs debt has been jailed for eight years.
PROSECUTORS are to announce today whether they will bring charges over alleged phone hacking by journalists.
A NEW police team of three senior officers is to carry out a fresh investigation into the murder of honeymooner Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius.
TWO men have been arrested following a dog attack which left 10 people injured.
FISHING skippers had fines and confiscation orders total- ling more than £1 million imposed on them yesterday in the wake of the black fishing scandal.
THE man dubbed the Naked Rambler appeared in court yesterday accused of walking nude near a children's play park – just six days after he was released from jail.
A NURSE was left scarred for life when a Warburtons bread lorry toppled over and crushed her car after its driver tried to undertake at high speed in a layby.
A WOMAN was brutally beaten in a sexually motivated attack on the way home from a nightclub.
PROTESTERS campaigning to get a rapist moved from their town brought the area to a standstill yesterday after they marched on council offices and circled the streets in cars.
A SCHOOLBOY was last night being questioned on suspicion of murdering a Scottish woman in her home.
A VICTIM of sexual abuse has taken the rare decision to waive her right to anonymity in order to campaign for an end to the Scots law requirement for corroboration.
A FORMER Army cadet has received a five-figure pay-out after she was left with the hearing of an 80-year-old following a firing drill.
POLICE investigating the murder of a shopkeeper have been given the name of a possible suspect after the attack featured on Crimewatch.
A MAN has denied murdering an 80-year-old woman in her own home and then cutting his finger tips and palms to try to prevent police from obtaining a usable sample of his prints.